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Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

I mean, a do-nothing-but-raise-her-own-salary and help-her-buddies typical politician or a chemtrail/ancient advanced civilizations nut? We deserve better than this.

Posted by typical male1 on 05/23/2016 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

Can we just vote no and make them come up with different/better candidates?

Posted by typical male1 on 05/23/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “The Thrilling 3rd

“I have been very disappointed in Mr. Kerrigan’s campaign even though I am a Virginia Bass supporter. While everyone wants jobs, Mr. Kerrigan has yet to explain how he can advocate for jobs while being so opposed to development. Developers, like ranchers and timber men and even sometimes fishermen have gotten pigeonholed by some of his most ardent supporters as “evil” for turning resources into homes and jobs for families. The better ones even help enhance wildlife and recreation areas as well. These people pay taxes that eventually turn into grant funds for various pet projects.

The reality that we cannot expect the grant money gravy train to keep running if we keep pulling up the tracks, is coming clearer every day.”

– Uri Driscoll, May 20th2014 Times Standard letter to the editor.


Mr. Driscoll knows which side of the bread to butter...the side that doesn't give a damn that unbridled development, including local players, cost taxpayers billions in the 1980's "gravy train" bailout and trillions in the 2008 "gravy train" bailout.

Creating jobs for families doesn't have to be the kind of development, forestry or fishing that digs a deep hole for posterity...

...unless you want their money to get elected in Humboldt County.

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Posted by Margaret Cowley on 05/22/2016 at 1:22 AM

Re: “Fighting Floyd Squires

my son gonna be homeless so i hoping he will rent to him. hes got places maybe run down but can be fixed to make it feel like home and my son cant aford lots of rent and squires has places we can aford so if he fixes these places no one wont be able to aford them and tell u one thing dont open ur door to no one inless u can see who it is and if they are sober or not

Posted by Theresa McGaughey on 05/21/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

Those are really juvenile questions to be asking the people who will be making decisions that literally shape our environment forever.

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Posted by Poor journalism alert. on 05/21/2016 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

very well said, mr. sumner, i couldnt agree more. the blatant buyout of humboldt countys supervisors over the course of a few election cycles has guaranteed new development will continue to be a temporary cash cow for only a handful of people, and we're going to be dealing with all the same problems of today, regurgitated and reverberated even louder in the future.

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Posted by seconded on 05/21/2016 at 9:06 AM

Re: “Stumpin' the 2nd District

What makes a “seasoned politician” in Humboldt County, like the rest of the nation, is how big, and how much they deliver to their region’s dominant industry. This is one of the reasons U.S. elections are illegitimate, they are corrupted by money and abandoned by most potential voters.

In Humboldt County the development industry calls the shots and Fennel has delivered BIG along with the other “pros”: Bohn, Bass and Sundberg. As supporters of “Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights” they appointed their HumCPR friends, supporters and members to the Humboldt County Planning Commission, and then they proceeded to spend most of their first term rewriting the General Plan Update without all those “messy” workshops that it took to write the GPU. They haven’t passed a single ordinance that might interfere with the next housing bubble nor have they enacted a single tool to end decades of affordable infill housing shortages that could have mitigated our homeless epidemic. They settled HumCPR’s lawsuit against the county giving away the store to anyone owning land and wanting to develop it, as if 2 housing bubbles in 30 years couldn’t possibly happen again! (Unfunded infrastructure is somebody else’s problem).

While they focused on the issues concerning big land owners, the county’s Department of Health and Human Services imploded. Instead of trying to solve huge disasters facing Humboldt County’s imperiled working families, they’re using our courts and attorneys to fight the California Attorney General from investigating Humboldt County Child Protection services.

Little wonder that the only voice of sanity (Supervisor loveless) can’t take it anymore.

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Posted by Harold Sumner on 05/20/2016 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Civic Duty

I beat dude up for being a perv so what

Posted by Darin Vitolo on 05/17/2016 at 10:56 AM

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